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Dennis W. Archer Jr.

CEO, Ignition Media Group; Founding Partner, Archer Corporate Services

Ron Bartell

Owner, Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles
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Sandy K. Baruah

President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Bing

Dave Bing

Former Mayor, City of Detroit
John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant

Founder and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc.; Founder, Bryant Group Ventures
Gwen Butler

Gwendolyn Hatten Butler

Vice Chairwoman and Chief Marketing Officer, Capri Investment Group

Brian Calley

President and Chief Executive Officer, Small Business Association of Michigan
Carolyn Cassin

Carolyn Cassin

President and CEO, Michigan Women Forward; General Partner, BELLE Michigan Impact Fund

Craig D’Agostini

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast
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Devita Davison

Director, FoodLab Detroit
Joe Debose

Joe DeBose

Co-founder, Boots on the Ground
Mike Duggan

Mike Duggan

Mayor, City of Detroit
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Clark Durant

President, The New Common School Foundation
Matthew B. Elliott

Matthew B. Elliott

President, Bank of America Michigan

Craig Fahle

General Manager, Broadcast and Programming, WDET; Host, “The Craig Fahle Show”
Nolan Finley

Nolan Finley

Contributor One Detroit and DPTV; Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News
Michael Ford

Michael Ford

CEO, Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan

John George

CEO and Co-founder, Motor City Blight Busters Inc.

Tom Goddeeris

Executive Director, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
Tatiana Grant

Tatiana Grant

Co-founder, Flash Delivery; President, Infused Public Relations and Events

U. Renee Hall

Deputy Chief, Neighborhood Policing Bureau, Detroit Police Department

Ken Harris

President and CEO, Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Anthony Hatinger

Co-founder, Detroit Ento

Arlyssa Heard

Parent Leader and Education Organizer, 482Forward
Stephen Henderson

Stephen Henderson

Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV; Host, WDET 101.9 FM; Founding Editor, BridgeDetroit One Detroit and DPTV;Host WDET 101.9 FM; Founding Editor, BridgeDetroit
Lauren Hood

Lauren Hood

Acting Director, Live6 Alliance-Detroit

Daniel Howes

Business Columnist and Associate Business Editor, The Detroit News
Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Executive Director, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance

Nancy Kaffer

Columnist, Detroit Free Press
Gabe Karp

Gabe Karp

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners

Luther Keith

Executive Director, ARISE Detroit!
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Rev. Oscar King III

Pastor, Northwest Unity Baptist Church; Detroit Practice Leader, Kelley Cawthorne

Theodore Kozerski

Co-founder, Detroit Ento

Dave Maraniss

Associate Editor, The Washington Post; Best-selling Author, “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story”
Christy McDonald

Christy McDonald

Anchor, Detroit Public Television

Kristen McDonald

Vice President, Program and Policy, The Skillman Foundation

Karen McPhee

Education Policy Advisor to the Governor, State of Michigan

Rodrick Miller

President and CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Andrew Munro

Andrew Munro

Execution Team Manager, Bridges to Homeownership Program

Faye Nelson

Vice President, Public Affairs, DTE Energy; President, DTE Energy Foundation

Crystal Nickson

Financial Management Counselor, HOPE Inside-Detroit

Diana Nucera

Community Technology Director, Allied Media Projects

Jerry Paffendorf


Marlin Page

Founder, Sisters Code
Huel Perkins

Huel Perkins

Anchor, WJBK-TV 2, FOX
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Rochelle Riley

Columnist, Detroit Free Press
Melissa Roy

Melissa Roy

Executive Director, Advancing Macomb

Jarret Schlaff

CEO and Co-founder, Boots on the Ground
Devin Scillian

Devin Scillian

Anchor, WDIV-TV4, NBC
Justine Sheu

Justine Sheu

CEO and Co-founder, Pro:Up

Jennette Smith

Editor, Crain’s Detroit Business
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Chuck Stokes

Editorial and Public Affairs Director, WXYZ-TV 7
Peg Tallet

Margaret Tallet

Chief Community Engagement Officer, Michigan Women’s Foundation

Rashida Tlaib

Community Partnerships and Development Director, Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice
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Laura Trudeau

Managing Director, Community Development and Detroit, The Kresge Foundation

Dan Varner

President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Linzie Venegas

Linzie Venegas

Vice President, The Ideal Group Inc.
Jim Ward Jr.

James Ward, Jr.

President, Greenacres Woodward Community Radio Patrol
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